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How to set up a easy-to-use proxy for the whole system with WinXP client and server?

How to set up a easy-to-use proxy for the whole system with WinXP client and server?

I am working together intensively with a colleague on the Canary Islands. We speak through live messenger and work together using a RDP software. She has frequent problems with connections to certain big-name and small-name sites (amongst others live.com, google.com, gmx.de) very likely to be caused by the spanish provider (the connections simply time out, this has been going on for weeks already). I have been thinking about setting up my computer as a proxy to make these connections work. I have a DSL connection and am behind a NAT capable router that I control.

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Guest [Entry]

Check out OpenVPN ALS This is an Open Source continuation of SSL Explorer. Basically it is a Java Web VPN that operates entirely over SSL so you just need to port-forward 443 on your firewall and you are in business.
Guest [Entry]

"If you want something that she can simply turn on and have all her network traffic automatically reroute through your computer, without application by application, then what you are looking for is a VPN. Without knowing a bit more why you haven't been able to successfully set up a VPN, I'm not sure we can help much.

OpenVPN is the type of VPN I normally use, and you are able to set it up to listen on other ports than 1194/UDP, the default. I guess the question is, does your ISP block incoming ports, or is it a misconfiguration that causes the VPN to not work. You could forward 1194/UDP to your computer and set up an OpenVPN server to see if it would work.

Otherwise, she might look into a VPN service, which would cost money, but would allow access. However, what I would do in these circumstances is have her contact her ISP and get them to fix the service."
Guest [Entry]

Try Treewalk DNS ,once you set it up it makes DNS work automatically.It'is the best for Windows XP but does not support Vista and Win 7.
Guest [Entry]

For IE, Chrome, Safari or maxthon you can use this: IE proxy switcher